Chris Cavera began studying music at an early age, receiving private instruction in percussion in his hometown of Evansville, Indiana. His involvement in music continued through high school. He was heavily involved in his high school music program participating in various school bands. He also started playing guitar at age 17 and studied privately with jazz guitarist, Ron Pritchett.
Chris completed a Bachelor’s degree in music theory and composition at Ball State University in 1998 having studied percussion with Erwin Mueller and composition with Ernesto Pellegrini and Eleanor Trawick. He then went on to complete a Master’s Degree in composition at Bowling Green State University where he studied with Burton Beerman and Mikel Kuehn.
From 2003 to 2016, Chris worked at Terra State Community College located in Fremont, Ohio where he lead a growing music technology program and oversaw Terra Recording Studio. He also taught courses in music theory and aural skills as well as private guitar and percussion lessons.
In addition to his career as an instructor, Chris reviews musical gear and writes articles for Bass Gear Magazine. Bass Gear is a print and online periodical that focuses on equipment and instruments for bass players. It prides itself in offering highly technical and in-depth reviews of the latest and greatest gear for professional bassists.
Currently Chris teaches courses related to audio and video production at Bowling Green State University.
B.A. Music Theory and Composition, Ball State University
M.A. Composition, Bowling Green State University
Introduction to Video Basics
Introduction to Audio Basics
Introduction to Editing Basics
Live Event Media Production
Intermediate Audio Production and Performance